A title fight between the 145 pound champion Max Holloway and perennial top contender Frankie Edgar has been rescheduled. The championship bout will serve as headliner for UFC 222, on March 3rd in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena. The duo were suppose to face off this past December at UFC 218, but Edgar was injured in training and was forced to withdraw due to a broken orbital bone.
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In Edgar's absence, former champ Jose Aldo stepped up on short notice and re-matched the young Hawaiian champ. Holloway dispatched of the aging Aldo by TKO, once again in the third frame. It was in almost identical fashion as their first fight. Max is currently sitting on a twelve fight win streak, with nine of those wins by finishes.
Frankie Edgar, the 36 year old New Jersey native is coming off of two very impressive wins. “The Answer” turned in a unanimous decision win against the always game Jeremy Stephens and most recently TKO'd young up and coming star Yair Rodriguez. In both fights, the former Lightweight World Champion has looked to be in top form.
Elsewhere on UFC 222, Mackenzie Dern makes her long awaited debut in the octagon against Ashley Yoder. Dern is a grappling wiz with an impressive five wins and no losses to start her MMA career. She will be competing in the strawweight division. Fan favorite heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Stefan Struve will wage war as well as a battle between middleweight main stays, C.B. Dollaway and Hector Lombard. Overall, UFC 222 is looking to be building up nicely.
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